Walk the talk.

So, a few months ago my partner retired (early) and joined my blissful early retirement. Blissful until he joined. I mean. I’ve heard of couples enjoying every minute of their mutual retirement, I’ve read their stories (albeit not many of them, sorry- all that perfect sticky theme gets on my nerves). “we travel all the …

Minimalist vegan entertaining?

I already told you -about 90000000 times- what a stellar introvert I am. I love staying at home, don’t mind being alone, and to sum this up I get anxious when I need to entertain people at home. You might be asking yourself: “well then why should I listen to anything you have to say …

No pressure!!!

I’m not a gentle lady. That is actually an understatement. I don’t go to gyms and lift heavy weights because I learned that at the ripe ageof53.5 +after having spent almost 30years in a mostly sedentary job- my back isn’t thankful after a weight session. My exercise routine consists of swimming 43*50 meters in the …

About that coconut oil- part 2.

*Disclaimer as usual: I am not a dietitian, nor health certified anything. I am a retired health enthusiast checking stuff that interests me and sharing my personal opinion here, no need to get excited or influenced. do your own research, don’t believe anything anyone tells you, and that includes this post and any other post …

About that coconut oil.

So a few weeks ago I did my annual blood works ( please please please consider doing this. super informative and an important tool in the prevention of a vast variety of unwanted things!). I was unpleasantly surprised to find out my cholesterol levels were up this year: last year my LDL levels were 101 …

Park farther, get fitter.

My mother is 78, and hates exercising. At least she is consistent- she never liked working out. even as a teen she did everything in her power to avoid it, and sees no need to change her ways now. She is also a smoker, started at 16, and kept going for 62 years. still enjoys …

Things even minimalists need to keep!

When I grew up, there was this saying: “what would you save in a fire? the photo album!”. Needless to say that isn’t the case in 2022, since every photo anyone takes is sitting in the Google cloud somewhere. So- if you have spare hands- (and don’t need to carry all your gold bullions)-take your …

Sweet veggies??

#Before you start rolling your eyes and saying: “red peppers aren’t vegetables! they are fruits!” –I know -botanically, peppers, tomatoes, avocados, corn, okra, eggplants, zucchini, and string beans- are all fruits disguised as veggies. (I actually didn’t know that corn and eggplants were fruit. well-if we’re being honest, I didn’t know okra and avocados were …

Does volunteering make you a better person?

Research conducted among people about to retire/dreaming of retirement found that when asked “what are you going to do in retirement?” 100 out of 100 people answered, “obviously travel and volunteer!”. ***I have no idea if such a research was ever conducted. but I’m pretty sure these would be the results. Why? well- because people …

Why I stopped baking vegan cakes.

I need to be clear here- in case you were thinking- “Hear ye! hear ye! the great baker of the decade stopped baking vegan cakes!” that’s hardly the case, although I did try to make it work. But failed. My cakes always looked sad. no other way to describe them. I’m sure there are tons …